Petrolo Torrione Reviews

Petrolo Torrione Reviews

2016 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

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A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Only 700 Cases Imported

95 Points James Suckling

Aromas of dried flowers, dried berries, cherries and hints of stones. Full-bodied, very firm and silky. An intense underlying energy of acidity and a lovely finish. 75% sangiovese, 20% merlot and 5% cabernet sauvignon. One of the best ever? Drink in 2020.

92 Points Wine Spectator

Fresh earth and graphite aromas lead off in this version, finding its feet with cherry, raspberry, currant and floral notes midpalate. Hints of earth, mineral and tobacco add depth as this plays out on the finish. Shows fine elegance and harmony. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2027. 4,000 cases made, 700 cases imported.

91 Points Wine & Spirits

Torrione is a blend of grapes from all of Petrolo’s vineyards. It leads with sangiovese’s lively red berry flavors and raspy tannins, rounded out by plump merlot and some earthy bass notes from cabernet sauvignon. The varieties mingle harmoniously, enlivened by spice notes that draw out the finish.

2015 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

Suggested Retail Price $32.00

94 Points James Suckling

Lovely aromas of sweet fruit, flowers such as violets and black olives. Sandalwood undertones. Full body and extremely fine tannins. Persistent and sexy. Shows such intensity and finesse. Drink in 2019.

91 Points Wine Spectator

This is lean and taut, with cherry, leather, tobacco, earth and iron flavors. Leans to the dry side in the end, but has depth and character. Turns more elegant and complex with air. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2019 through 2025.

90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

On the ripe and sweet side, the 2015 Val d’Arno di Sopra Torrione is a terrific, easy-drinking red wine made near Arezzo in Tuscany. The bouquet is soft and sunny with red fruit aromas, cherry and crème de cassis. The wine offers a mid-weight finish with bright acidity that is characteristic of Sangiovese. This wine is, in fact, mostly Sangiovese with smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This vintage tastes more immediate and accessible.

2014 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

A blend of  80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

92 Points James Suckling

A refined and silky rendition of this wine with pretty berry, citrus and light chocolate. Medium body. Chilled and delicious. Drink now.

2013 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

A blend of  80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

93 Points James Suckling

Flamboyant aromas of crushed blueberries and blackberries. Full body, soft tannins that give the wine a creamy texture and wonderful length. Fresh, clean and delicious. Drink or hold.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Black currant and cherry flavors are accented by sage and tobacco notes in this rich, solid red. Shows density and suppleness, finishing long and grippy. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

2012 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

93 Points James Suckling

A very successful 2012 with a beautiful texture of ripe tannins plus cherry, chocolate and berry character. Full body and a silky texture. Outstanding harmony and balance.

91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2012 Torrione is a plush and beautiful wine although the vintage heat does leave its mark. There is a slightly amber hue and the rim and the fruit is mature with plum, dried cherry and blackberry preserves. The mouthfeel shows dusty mineral tones and silky tannins. The blend is mostly Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This vintage marks the 25th anniversary of the wine (1988-2012).

91 Points Wine & Spirits

Pure red Sangiovese flavors predominate in this blend that includes 15 percent Merlot and 5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon. Fresh and refined, with good concentration and tight structure, it offers pleasure now and will hold for several more years.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Effusive aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry and peony highlight this elegant red. Well-integrated tannins amp up the structure and density on the finish. Best from 2016 through 2023.

2011 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

94 Points James Suckling

There’s a beautiful purity of fruit to this young red with currants and raspberries on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied with fine tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Precise and very fine. Best ever from here. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. Wonderful value for the quality. Drink or hold.

92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2011 Torrione is 85% Sangiovese tweaked with small parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite those added elements, what really comes through here is the purity of Sangiovese with its bright aromas of red cherry, pressed violets and dark earth. There-s a fresh point of acidity that really brings home those varietal characteristics. It shows balance, elegance and firmness. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.

90 Points Wine Spectator

Grilled herb and sweet spice aromas give way to plum and black cherry flavors in this rich, dense red. Balanced in a youthful way, but needs time for the tannins to resolve. Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2016 through 2022. 657 cases imported.

2010 Petrolo Torrione Reviews

93 Points James Suckling

An aromatic Torrione with violets, berries and spices. Hazelnut aromas as well. Full body, with pretty tannins and a delicate fruity finish. Nicely integrated tannins. Always beautiful. Better after 2014 but why wait?

93 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

The 2010 Torrione is exception and a very reasonable value. It opens with elegant richness and soft tones of black cherry, licorice, spice and dark leather. The style is opulent and confident for this mostly Sangiovese-based wine.

91 Points Wine Spectator

Rich and dense, yet firmly structured, delivering cherry, rhubarb and currant flavors accented by tobacco and underbrush notes. The tannins are assertive now, supporting a long and spicy finish. Sangiovese. Best from 2015 through 2024.